Senior Spelling Bee

Grades 4-8

Word list 

A

abalone
ablution
aboriginally
absolution
abstemious
academician
acclamation
accommodation
acculturation
acetic
acetone
acme
acolyte
acoustics
acrolect
actinide
actinophore
adagio
adios
admonish
adobe
adolescence
adonis
affiliate
affluent
agathism
agglomerate
agglutinate
aggregate
agrarianism
agronomy
alchemy
aldehyde
aldosterone
algid
alkaline
allegation
alliteration
alpaca
altarpiece
ama
amalgam
amandine
ambrosia
ameliorate
amenable
amine
amnesia
amphibious
amphidromic
anablepid
anchovy
ancient
andante
android
anemology
anemone
angst
angstrom
anhydrous
annihilation
annulet
anomaly
anon
antagonist
antebellum
antipasto
aoristic
apathy
apocalyptic
apollonian
apotheosis
approbation
arabesque
arbacia
arboriculture
arietta
arraign
arsenic
artillery
ascension
ascensor
aspic
assize
assurgent
asynchrony
atoll
atrocious
attaboy
attaint
audience
auk
aul
aureate
aureole
ayatollah
azalea


B

babka
badminton
balanoid
ballistic
barophilic
barrable
basilisk
baton
bayonet
bedizen
begonia
beige
belladonna
belle
benign
bequeath
bereavement
bibliotherapy
bibliotics
bicaudate
bilberry
bilge
billycan
blasphemous
blasphemy
blintze
bobbejaan
bobbery
bolivar
bolshevik
bonification
bonito
borane
borough
boudoir
bowgrace
boysenberry
brabble
bratwurst
brevet
brigadier
brogan
broguing
bronchial
bungalow
Bunyanesque
burgoo
burgrave
burrito
burro
buttony
buttress

C

caballero
cabriolet
cabrito
cachet
cacophony
cadences
calcaneus
calefactory
calisthenics
calzone
Camelot
canary
cantata
cantonment
carbohydrates
carcinogenic
caribou
caritative
carnivore
carrion
casserole
caste
cataclastic
catenate
cationic
centiday
cerebellar
chagrin
chancellor
charismatic
chassis
chauvinism
chevrette
chimerical
chintz
chistera
chlorine
cholesterol
chronic
chronicles
chronologize
chrysanthemum
cilantro
circuit
clavicle
clerisy
coagulate
codicil
collateral
collation
colleen
collocate
colloquial
collywobbles
combatant
combust
combustible
comminatory
commissar
commissary
concentrate
concerto
conclave
condemn
condense
condiment
condolences
congenital
conjecture
connoisseur
conquistador
contemporaneous
contentious
contingent
continuity
contrapuntal
conversant
cooncan
cornucopia
corpuscle
corrode
cortege
cossack
couchette
coupe
covey
cowl
cravat
cribbage
crimson
crochet
Croesus
croupier
cruller
cuckoo
culgee
culvert
cummerbund
cumuli
curriculum
cyanide
cybernetics
cyclorama
cynosure


D


dachshund
dactyl
debacle
debris
decamerous
deltiology
demersal
demijohn
dervish
desertification
despotic
destitute
detent
détente
deterrence
detrimental
diabolical
diadromous
diastolic
dichotomy
dietetics
dilapidated
diligent
diphthong
dirge
disafforest
disagreeable
discern
disenable
disintegration
disproportionate
dissect
dissimilitude
dissolution
dissymmetry
distillation
diva
docilely
documentary
doleful
dossier
doxology
dressage
drollery
drosometer
dyslexia

E

eatage
ecclesiastic
eddyroot
edifices
effuse
egalitarian
electorally
electuary
embarcadero
embargo
embayment
embellish
emigration
emissary
empery
emulsify
enalid
enchilada
encore
encroachment
endocrine
endothelium
endothermic
enfilade
engineering
enorganic
entourage
equilibristat
eremology
ersatz
erstwhile
escalate
escapement
escarpment
etch
ethnarch
eupepsia
euphemism
euphonious
europeanism
excruciating
execrable
expeditionary
expeditious
expertise
exposition
expressionism
expunge
extemporaneous
extinguishant
extraneous
extravaganza
exuberant

F

facetious
fallow
fandango
fathom
fatigues
fauna
feliform
fennec
ferret
fidgeting
filamentary
filibuster
firkin
firth
fisticuffs
flagellate
flinders
floe
floreted
flotsam
flouncing
follicle
forage
foreland
forensics
forlorn
friar
frolicsome
frondescence
fronds
fronton
fulmination
fulsomely
funereal
fuselage
futon

G

gadroon
gallows
galvanic
gantlet
gaseous
gazelle
genealogy
genocide
genteel
genus
geochrony
geriatrics
germane
gerontology
gerrymander
gingham
gird
glossal
glottology
glucocorticoid
glycerol
glycogen
gnomic
goatee
golgotha
gordian
gorse
gourmet
graffiti
graticule
graupel
grotto
guillotine
gulag
gunnysack
guru
gynarchy

H

haggis
haiku
halide
hamartia
hamster
Harlequin
hartal
heathen
hedonism
hegemony
heinousness
hellenic
heptad
hexagonal
hibernal
hippic
hippology
hirtellous
histrionics
hombre
homogeneous
homonuclear
hookaroon
hostilities
howitzer
humaniora
humic
hydrangea
hydraulic
hyetology
hygiene
hypochondria
hypocrisy
hypolimnion
hypostasis

I

idolatrous
ignoramus
illegible
illimitable
illusionist
imbecile
immaculate
immemoria
impalpable
impeccable
impersonator
implement
impropriate
infauna
iniquitous
initiate
innocuous
inoculate
inorganic
instantaneous
interdiction
interdisciplinary
interim
interject
interment
interminable
interpellate
interstice
intertidal
intimidation
intractable
iota
irenicism
irreconcilable
irreverent
isobar
isoelectronic
isohaline
isolationism
isomeric

J

javelin
jnana
jocular
juggernaut
juniper
junta
justiciable

K


Kallikak
karma
kathakali
keelhaul
keest
keno
ketone
kickshaw
kitsch
kona
Kremlinology
krill
kugel

L

laity
lama
lampoon
lamprey
lanceolate
langlauf
Lapp
larghetto
larithmics
latino
latticed
laurel
layette
lederhosen
legerdemain
lemma
lenticula
leotard
lexicology
lieutenant
lignite
limuloid
lineolate
liturgy
liverwurst
loathe
locarno
lochan
logistician
logorrhea
lokshen
lumbriciform
luminous

M


macadamia
mach
madrepore
maestro
magnanimity
malapert
malediction
maleficence
malfeasance
malice
malison
mallard
malleate
malodorous
malum
mandibular
manna
manx
maraud
maricolous
marie
marinorama
masquerade
masticate
mayhem
mayonnaise
mechanics
medallion
mediterranean
melancholy
meliorate
mensal
mercaptan
mercerize
mesocracy
metabolize
metachronous
metalloid
metallurgy
methanize
microtektite
minaret
ministerial
minuend
miscible
misemphasize
misprision
mistletoe
molecular
mollyhawk
monaural
mongrel
monotheistic
monte
mortician
mousse
mugwump
mummery
mummify
municipality
muses
musette
musicale
myology


N


nabob
nacelle
narcissistic
narcissus
nauseous
nebbish
necromancy
nenuphar
neologism
neuston
niello
nightingale
niobium
nirvana
nonage
noncombatant
nonentity
nonnecessity
norns
novice


O


obliged
oblique
obliterate
obsequious
obstetrician
obtenebrate
ocarina
octopod
octuplicate
odium
offertory
officious
oligarchy
olympian
ombudsman
oncology
opulent
ordination
organogeny
orienteering
origami
orology
orthography
orzo
osculate
ossuary
osteitic
ostentatious
P
padre
palberry
pallid
palooka
pampas
pandit
pangolin
pantheon
papa
parachronism
parallel
paralysis
parapet
paratroops
parquetry
passel
pastina
pavlova
pedesis
pegasus
pejorative
pelagic
pendule
periodontal
periphery
periwinkle
perpetuity
personnel
perturbation
petrogeny
pheasant
phenomenon
philanthropy
philately
philharmonic
philhellenism
philosophy
phlegmatic
physiology
pianino
piazza
piccata
pillion
pinata
pipetted
piscivorous
placet
plague
plateau
platypus
pliant
pliothermic
plover
plummeted
plunderbund
pneumatic
poignant
polder
polenta
polydentate
polypeptide
pomology
ponerology
ponticello
pontiff
porpoise
postprandial
potentate
precipice
preemptive
prelapsarian
prenatal
prerequisite
prestidigitator
prestissimo
prevaricate
prioress
priscan
pristine
probate
probity
profligacy
prognosis
projectionist
prompter
proscenium
prospicience
protagonist
protean
proteinase
Protestant
protonate
proviso
provolone
psyche
psychodrama
pueblo
puka
pulka
pulmonary
puree
purify
pyromaniac
pyrometallurgical

Q

quadrilingual
quadruped
quietus
quinine
quotient

R

ramulose
ranunculus
readjourn
realschule
recidivist
recitalist
recruit
redoubt
redoubtable
redox
reenactment
regatta
regisseur
regulus
rehabilitation
rehearse
repatriation
repertoire
reprobate
residue
resile
resistance
resonance
reticence
rheostat
ridiculously
roborant
rococo
roodebok
rookery
roriferous
rosary
rotisserie
roughhewn
roulette
roundsters
rubella
runesmith

S

sable
sabotage
salivate
salmonella
saltimbocca
salve
salvo
sambal
samurai
Sandinista
sargassum
satchel
sayonara
scagliola
scald
scalpel
scaphoid
scherzo
scholium
scourge
scrupulously
scut
scythe
seagirt
sedition
seersucker
selenic
semipermeable
semolina
serdab
serotonin
shaman
shoofly
shrieval
siccative
signorina
silica
sinfonietta
situs
sitzmark
skookum
smorgasbord
sockeye
solicit
solitaire
solon
sonatina
sorbet
sortie
speleology
sphenoidal
sphinx
spoliation
springbok
sputnik
squadron
staccato
stagnant
stamina
stampede
stanchion
stellated
stentorian
stereophonic
stoat
stratagem
streusel
stupor
stylite
subfulgent
subordinate
subservience
subterfuge
subtrahend
succinct
suffumigate
sultanate
supercilious
superencipherment
surmountable
surrealism
surveillance
susceptible
Swahili
swedes
symphonette
synapse
synarchy
synergy
synopsis
syrinx

T

tactically
tahini
taiga
tandoori
taphephobia
taphonomy
tariff
tarpon
tarragon
tarriance
tatami
taupe
telemark
televangelist
tempura
tenebrosity
teriyaki
ternary
tetrachloride
tetralemma
thearchic
theatricality
theriatrics
thirdborough
threshold
thyme
tiki
tilde
timorously
tithe
tithingman
titration
toccatina
topeng
tortoni
totem
tournament
toxicology
trattoria
trawl
trefoil
tremolo
triceratops
trichotomy
trigonometry
trilobite
trochanter
tryst
tumultuous
turmoil
tutelage
tutu
typhoon

U

ubiquitous
ultimo
umlaut
unadulterated
unannotated
unappeasable
uncouth
unction
understudy
undulate
unenforceable
unnecessarily
unobtrusively
unupholstered
usurped
uvula

V

venerable
venue
verbena
verboten
vermin
vernal
versicolor
vesicle
vestibule
vicegerent
vintage
violoncello
virgule
virulence
vivisection
vulnerability

W


wamble
warren
whodunit
willowware
wiseacre
wrangle
wrestle
writhe

X


xenial
xylophone

Z


Zendo
zenith

 


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